Lady Constable shot at by robbers, hospitalized

Alleged robbers on Tuesday snatched valuables from three students in Nawaz Sharif Park and shot one of them, after which they also shot an Islamabad Police constable during their getaway.

Three motorcyclists riding a bike snatched two laptops and mobile phones from three students of Arid . . . → Read More: Lady Constable shot at by robbers, hospitalized

Sargodha Anti-Terrorism court passes 25 year verdict for acid attack

The Sargodha Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday sentenced a man, convicted for throwing acid on a woman, to pay Rs1.8 million fine and undergo 25 years imprisonment. The woman had been attacked in Bhakkar a year earlier.

Ayub Aziz, 22, a resident of Mandi Town in Bhakkar . . . → Read More: Sargodha Anti-Terrorism court passes 25 year verdict for acid attack

Rising crime and violence in Balochistan

(By Shezad Baloch) QUETTA: Armed with a TT pistol, 35-year-old Nazir Ahmed closely watches every person entering the bank.

He is deputed at Bank Alfalah on Double Road in Quetta, which was the third bank to have been robbed in the last two months. “The guards deputed here before me were fired as they . . . → Read More: Rising crime and violence in Balochistan

10 year old raped and strangled to death

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then strangled to death by unidentified men in Charsadda, police said on Thursday.

Hifza*, daughter of Saulat Khan*, went to a relative’s house on Wednesday evening but did not return. Khan told the police he had assumed his daughter . . . → Read More: 10 year old raped and strangled to death

Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

April 19, 2014 

KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported.

According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.

Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Mir . . . → Read More: Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Gang responsible for 30 robberies arrested

After six months of tracking a wanted gang of robbers from Afghanistan, the police managed to arrest them in the Sahiwal division. The gang was wanted for more than 30 robberies over the past year.

Police said on Sunday that the gang members hailed from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and had settled in Cheechawatni, from where . . . → Read More: Gang responsible for 30 robberies arrested

Deobandi criticize and condemn terrorism

ISLAMABAD – (By Abdul Rahman) Pakistani scholars adhering to the Barelvi and Deobandi schools of Islamic thought have found common ground, agreeing that suicide attacks are haram.

Majlis-e-Sautul Islam (MSI), a Karachi-based Deobandi organisation, held a two-day seminar March 10-11 at the conclusion of a one-year training session for some of its intellectuals. There, it openly opposed . . . → Read More: Deobandi criticize and condemn terrorism

Armed robbery leaves Slovak doctor disheartened

“Instead of hoping that my dream of a better future for people having skin diseases in remote areas of the Punjab comes true, I am now afraid of being able to lead a peaceful life in Pakistan,” she says, clearly dejected. For two years, the 43 years old woman from Slovak Republic, Denisa Ol’ga . . . → Read More: Armed robbery leaves Slovak doctor disheartened

Can suicides be explained

Everyone has opinions on why people they have never met, and do not know, kill themselves. I hear people say things like “what a cowardly thing to do,” or “he was weak”. The words are redolent of casual judgment, perhaps born out of familiarity and even fear: the thoughts that lead some people to die . . . → Read More: Can suicides be explained